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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian [Book Pahlavi needed] (kwtk' /kōdak/), 𐫞𐫇𐫅𐫐(qwdk /kōdak/, young, small; baby). Cognate with کوچک(short), کوچک(small),[1] and Avestan 𐬐𐬎𐬙𐬀𐬐𐬀-(kutaka-, small). Compare the Iranian borrowings: Old Armenian կոտակ (kotak, little, short), կոտիկ (kotik, young of an animal), Arabic كوتي(kūtī, short person).

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NounEdit

Dari Persian کودک
Iranian Persian کودک
Tajiki Persian кӯдак (küdak)

کودک (kudak) (plural کودکان(kudakân))

  1. child
  2. infant
  3. baby

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nourai, Ali (2011) An Etymological Dictionary of Persian, English and other Indo-European Languages, page 258

Further readingEdit

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1973), “կոտակ”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), volume II, 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, page 640a
  • Horn, Paul (1893) Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie (in German), Strasbourg: K.J. Trübner, § 871, page 194
  • Hübschmann, Heinrich (1897) Armenische Grammatik. 1. Theil: Armenische Etymologie (in German), Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, page 173
  • MacKenzie, D. N. (1971) A concise Pahlavi dictionary, London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, page 51
  • Edelʹman, D. I. (2011) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ iranskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages] (in Russian), volume IV, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, page 382